Tuesday, September 30, 2008

St John’s hosts Archdeaconry Layministers’ Training

- Ailsa Tudhope -

Saturday 13th September was a busy day for the layministers of St John’s as they were joined by more than twenty layministers from throughout the Archdeaconry for training in ministering to sick, dying and bereaved members of the community.

The morning started with a Eucharist Service in the church, celebrated by the Rev. Peter Rhodes, Diocesan Chaplain to Layministers and then everyone headed for the hall in De Wit Street. Here the Rev Eben Pretorius, Archdeaconry Layministers’ Chaplain, the Rev James Allens, Hospital Chaplain in George and Cecil Africa explored various aspects of ministry to the sick and dying and those they leave behind.

Special thanks go to Chapel Warden Eva Marsch for organising the day and to Clarissa Hinkman, Christine Cupido and Katrina Koorts, the ladies who prepared a delicious tea and lunch for our guests.

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